Bless Me, Ultima

Please discuss the symbolism of the Golden Caro in Antonio's dream in chapter 22. Why does it get stabbed? What is the symbolic significance of this?

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When Antonio sees the golden carp for the first time, he finally feels a true connection to nature. This harmony with nature is broken as soon as Antonio introduces the thought of Christianity into the scene: at the precise moment that Antonio begins to think about God and sin, the black bass breaks through the water as a clear symbol of evil and sin. Antonio hopes that his first communion will be as harmonious as his first experience with the golden carp, but the appearance of the black bass suggests that this will not be the case.